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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT WED AUG 27 2014


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           52        51          50               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  57    60        61          65
BOZEMAN 12SE                    49          48               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          47        48          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         45        44          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     58    61        64          59               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     59    62        62          63
HAVRE SCAN      59    61        62          61               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                48        48
JORDAN SCAN     58    60        62          63                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         49        50          45               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        57          56                M
LINCOLN 11SE          48        48          48
LINDSAY SCAN    58    59        62          62               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           50        50          47               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   56    59        61          60               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        46        44          44               42
NEIHART 12SE          48        49          48               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      58              61
SIDNEY 8SW      63              64
SIDNEY SCAN     60    60        61          61                M
THREE FKS SCAN  57    60        62          63               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  56    62        63          62               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      56        58          56               57
WEST YELLOWST S       48        49          48               47
WHITE SULPH 13SE      46        46          45               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL   56                      69
ALZADA DOT      57                      75
ARROW CREEK     60                      74
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  56                      74
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      61                      74
BIG HOLE PASS   49                      49
BOULDER PASS    50                      67
BOWMANS CORNER  62                      73
BOZEMAN PASS    51                      70
BULL MOUNTAIN   60                      72
COMERSTOWN      54                      68
COW CREEK       54                      70
CRYSTAL CREEK   54                      73
DEARBORN        56                      74
DENTON DOT      54                      70
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  53                      73
EKALAKA DOT     56                      71
ESSEX DOT       57                      58
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    53                      75
GEORGETOWN LAK  48                      65
GEYSER DOT      53                      68
GOVERNMENT HIL  57                      70
GREENOUGH HILL  55                      75
HAYS DOT       111                      63
HELMVILLE DOT   53                      73
HILLSIDE DOT    55                      70
HYSHAM HILLS    63                      73
INGOMAR DOT     60                      71
INVERNESS       56                       M
JUDITH GAP      54                      67
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       59                      71
LEWISTOWN DVD   55                      66
LINDSAY DIVIDE  53                      69
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        59                      76
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   51                      65
MONARCH CANYON  44                      63
MONIDA PASS     50                      66
NAVAHO DOT      52                      66
NINEMILE DOT    31                      66
NORRIS HILL     58                      63
PENDROY DOT     57                      67
RAYNOLDS PASS   47                      62
REEDPOINT DOT   55                      74
ROGERS PASS     53                      64
ROSCOE HILL     55                      70
SACO DOT        56                      60
SIEBEN DOT      54                      70
SIOUX PASS      53                      68
SWAN LAKE       55                      74
SWEENEY CREEK   57                      75
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     58                      78
TWO MEDICINE    51                      65
US2 STATELINE   55                      69
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   59                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED
BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            M     M

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR            0        8           3                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   20          42                58
CAMERON 15SW          22       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     31    36       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         28        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               34
HAVRE SCAN      26    32       37          35                 M
JORDAN SCAN     32    36       40          43                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         28       16          28                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       20          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    18    17       18          10                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          47
MANY GLACIER                    7
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    31       35          28                20
MOUNT LOCKHART        16       26          44
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     28    31       33          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    31       41          39                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  30    36       36           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        10        2           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7       12          17                27

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                 11           15     12          19
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                         M      M
ZORTMAN                            M      M
FOLLOWING IS A TABLE ON CONVERTING CENTIBARS TO AVAILABLE WATER
IN LOAM AND CLAY/LOAM SOILS
 10CB OR LESS...MORE THAN 95 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 20CB...........80 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 30CB...........75 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 40CB...........65 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 50CB...........55 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 60CB...........50 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 70CB...........45 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 80CB...........40 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 81-85CB........38 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 85CB OR MORE...NO AVAILABLE WATER
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